“By remembering moments of peak performance we are recalling the summer.” #bgdtcoaching.
Appreciating not everyone loves the summer, for the rest of this post please feel free to substitute ‘Summer’ with another season if you prefer.
Recalling the summer might bring to mind a period of the year in which things are less hectic, albeit productive in their own ways. Connecting peak performances, moments when we gave our all and achieved desired success, whilst recalling the summer can put us back into this winning mindset.
The exercise of recalling the summer need not be construed as a nostalgic event, but rather perhaps an occasion to remind ourselves of our capacity for excellence. Having gathered our resources once for the sake of reaching an objective, we may be confident in being able to do it again.
Belief in our abilities when based on the examples of past successes is a motivating force. Certainly circumstances alter; recalling the summer is not enough to bring into being exactly the same situation we experienced before. Yet our underlying capacity for greatness is still there.
In closing, we can just add that regardless of the weather outside, recalling the summer could also be a method to rekindle waning energy and enthusiasm for whatever we are tasked to deal with at present. Perhaps choosing to imagine the sun shining in our heart as we go about our work.
If you would like to share your thoughts on the issue of recalling the summer, please leave a comment below.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer and CTI-trained co-active coach, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
Personal performance potential at work (2014), Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).